Central Oregon Receives $193,838 in OLCC spirits revenue
Dec 01,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler counties and their 32 cities received $193,838 in October in the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s (OLCC) statewide liquor revenue allocation, the commission recently announced.

The funds are distributed as follows:

Crook County, population 22,775, $5,587

Prineville, $6,826

Deschutes County, population 143,490, $35,205

Bend, $50,085

Redmond, $15,033

Sisters, $1,184

Gilliam County, population 1,890, $464

Arlington, $406

Condon, $548

Lonerock, $14

Hood River County, population 21,180, $5,197

Cascade Locks, $823

Hood River,  $4,593

Jefferson County, population 20,600, $5,054

Culver, $726

Madras, $4,002

Metolius, $573

Klamath County, population 65,055, $15,961

Bonanza, $303

Chiloquin, $513

Klamath Falls, $14,528

Malin, $570

Merrill, $652

Lake County, population 7,505, $1,841

Lakeview, $1,869

Paisley, $178

Sherman County, population1,880, $461

Grass Valley, $121

Moro, $328

Rufus, $228

Wasco, $271

Wasco County, population 23,935, $5,872

Antelope, $43

Dufur, $434

Maupin, $320

Mosier, $299

Shaniko, $14

The Dalles, $8,905

Wheeler County, population 1,550, $380

Fossil, $328

Mitchell, $121

Spray, $113

The agency distributed $9.5 million statewide in October, using a formula based on Oregon’s population of 3.63 million. The amount was 24.5 cents per capita for counties; 71 cents for cities. The 36 counties received 10 percent of the total, $890,975; 239 cities, 20 percent, $1.78 million; state general fund, 56 percent, $4.99 million; and city revenue sharing account, 14 percent, $1.25 million. In addition, the State Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services received $592,875 and the Oregon Wine Board got $19,613.

OLCC revenue is derived from the sale of distilled spirits in 241 liquor stores, taxes on malt beverages and wine, license fees, and fines for liquor law violations. Last month’s revenue share was $13.5 million.

The OLCC collects privilege taxes of $2.60 for a 31-gallon barrel of malt beverage, 67 cents a gallon for taxable wine with an alcohol content of 14 percent or under and 77 cents on taxable wine over 14 percent. Of that, 2 cents a gallon goes to the Oregon Wine Board to fund research and promotion.